Sporting fields get new breath of life
By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
SPORTING fields at Palm Drive are having new life breathed into them with an aerator.
The Palm Drive Sporting Complex has had a much needed revamp to help give Fields One and Two a new lease of life.
The Gladstone City Council (GCC) recently agreed to aerate the fields in the best interests of both junior soccer and cricket.
Chairman of the Palm Drive Sporting Complex Chris Trevor said he was impressed with the manner and speed the council dealt with the matter.
'Both sports raised with me their concerns over safety with the fields and I took their concerns to the council and got an immediate result,' Councillor Trevor said.
The work was needed because both fields were built on an old landfill site which was becoming hard and dangerous.
'The council agreed to support the two local sporting bodies and immediately took steps to remediate the fields and make them safer for the children and adults to play on 12 months of the year,' Cr Trevor said.
Manager for environmental services Ron Doherty said not much time would be lost from the work.
'The aerator will open up the fields and let them 'breathe'.
' The two fields had become extremely hard, one field will take a day and half and the second field will take about one day,' Mr Doherty said.